A decade ago, after years of abusing drugs and alcohol, Leroy Bobtail Bear faced the possibility of going to prison.
It is possible to win the war against food insecurity in Africa, if appropriate measures are adopted, says Peter Prove, the executive director of Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, which campaigns for food justice.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — earlier and earlier every year.
The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness invites you to join in taking a bold step for peacemaking in the Holy Land. As part of our work with Churches for Middle East Peace, we are part of a new national Christian campaign! For the Peace of Jerusalem: Christians for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Now is a year-long effort of 26 (and growing) Christian churches and organizations to engage Christians across the country in the pursuit of a just and secure peace for Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land.
Some churches call it a “Ritual of Friendship”; others, a “Sharing of Joys and Concerns.” By whatever name, the practice of voicing aloud the occasions for grief or thanksgiving in the lives of individual members has long served to enrich koinonia—fellowship and community—within the body of the faithful. The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (PCOCS) resembles a small church in this regard.
Anyone looking for stocking stuffers this holiday might try two new books from Westminster John Knox Press. God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children by Kathleen Long Bostrom are both available at a great discount from The Thoughtful Christian.com.
While most other volunteers are packing up and heading out, members of the Hurricane Ike Recovery Team organized by New Covenant Presbytery are digging in for one final push at putting a roof over the heads of a few more displaced families.
“Good intentions are not enough,” said the secretary of the Philippines’ Department of Justice, Leila de Lima, during a meeting with the World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation currently visiting the Philippines. She met with the “Living Letters” team on Dec. 3.
A European form of Islam needs to develop before a meaningful interfaith dialogue can take place on the continent, the new leader of Germany’s 24 million Protestants has said.
A newly published compilation of guidelines used worldwide by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has softened the language about gay Mormons.